3 Places Where New Tile Can Add Value to Your Home

That headline should read “substantially” add value to your home. Because new tile in just the right place can substantially add new value to your old home.

Home design and style goes through trends and updates more times than most people move houses, so its important to stay up-to-date when you finally do decide to sell.

Retile Your Bathroom

Bathroom renovations

Some people spend a lot of time in the bathroom. So, why shouldn’t you feel comfortable in there? The bathroom is one of the places where potential buyers will look the closest. They want to make sure it’s clean, in-style, and definitely not off-putting.

And let’s face it: your avocado-green sink and toilet ain’t a selling point. Also, the less said about that weird brown and orange tile scheme, the better.

Retiling before you sell takes care of all that dirty, stained old grout you’ve been building up, and removes any mold that may be sneaking in from all that moisture.

Clean, stylish bathrooms are a definite added value.

Retile Your Kitchen

Your kitchen can look like this too.

Kitchens can have the same problems as bathrooms (dirty grout, mold, mildew). But kitchens also provide unique opportunities for tiling. Where your bathroom can accommodate tiling around the floor or bathtub, your kitchen as a magical, wondrous place called the back-splash.

The back-splash is an area just behind your sink (or, the back) where water may — get this — splash.

Some kitchens will only have drywall back here, and that’s bad news. Drywall can be easily water-damaged, and will harbor mold. The paint will also begin to discolor and peel.

A tile back-splash, made of ceramic, clay, or glass tile, will prevent this. Tile is much easier to clean, and it looks great.

See what a new back-splash did for one of our previous clients, here.

Tile Your Ceiling

ceiling tiles
For the ambitious.

The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that I didn’t say “retile” your ceiling. That’s because it’s pretty uncommon today to see a home that has tiling on the ceiling anywhere but in the bathroom, but hear me out. It’s a big, big trend among the hipper spots in Toronto to “upcycle” old tin tiles from old businesses and install them into new restaurants and vintage-inspired stores. And why not? Those old tin-tiles look great. You don’t even have to go antiquing to find them anymore. New tiles are being produced that mimic that old style, without the history or price tag.

You’d be amazed how much more enjoyment — and value — you can get out of your home simply by sprucing up or adding a few tiles to a few choice areas.

Ask Odd Job about some new tiles today.

Click here to get an estimate.

5 Ways Your Handyman Can Help You Live Green

Fix Leaking Faucets

Your handyman can repair your leaky faucet easily, or replace it with a more eco-friendly model. They can also install an aerator, which allows you to use less water while washing.

Install a “Low-Flow” Showerhead

Low-Flow showerheads restrict the amount of water you use while taking a shower, and help keep your water bills under control.

Replace Your Lightbulbs With LEDs

Have your handyman technician replace all of the the incandescent and CFL bulbs in your home with affordable LED lightbulbs — they use less energy and last much longer!

Install Eco-Friendly Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles are much more practical than regular carpet. A handyman can repair or replace tiles much more easily, and much more quickly. Eco-friendly carpet tiles are usually made of recycled materials that would have otherwise gone to landfills.

Install Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is much easier to grow than hardwood trees, and is easier to harvest. As flooring, it is easy to maintain, and more water resistant. Bamboo floor tiles can even be harder than some hardwoods!

Contact Odd Job today to see what other eco-friendly adjustments we can make to your home!

Bathroom Improvement – Our Services

bathroom improvement

Bathroom Improvement – Maintenance and Repairs

Did you know that most of the repairs and maintenance issues that surface in your bathroom do not require a plumber? 

That’s right. You aren’t going to need to pay large sums to a specially licensed tradesman to take care of your bathroom improvement needs. The same handyman who you call to hang your pictures, refinish your deck and repair your drywall can also  fix the leaks in your sink or toilet.

Don’t let a nagging repair issue interrupt your morning routine. Call (416) 520-1161 or book our team online and a team of fully licensed, insured and bonded professionals will be en route to take care of all your bathroom improvement projects – large or small.

Our services in this area include:

  • Tiling – Our services include tile installation, tile repair and tile restoration. We will repair, replace and install porcelain, ceramic, glass, and stone tiles on your walls, floors and sub-floors.
  • Fixture Installation & Repair – We can repair, replace and install bathroom fixtures – sinks, faucets, shower heads, toilets and much more.
  • Painting – We can fully refresh the interiors of your bathroom, updating the floors, baseboards, walls and ceilings with a beautiful new finish.
  • Grout & Caulking – We can fully repair, restore and refresh your grout and caulking. We will leave your bathroom looking better than ever.
  • Remodel – Need a small remodel? Our bathroom improvement technicians will work with you to create the design you’ve been dreaming of.
  • Renovations – Need a full-scale update? Our special renovations division will supply the best available labour, materials, and expertise to bring your vision to life.